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Genesis 7

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Genesis 7
1¶ And the Lord said unto Noah, Enter thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2Of every clean animal thou shalt take to thee seven pairs, the male and his female; but of animals that are not clean, two, the male and his female.
3Of fowls also of the heavens by seven pairs, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4For yet in seven days, I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every substance that I have made I will destroy from off the face of the earth.
5¶ And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
6And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7And Noah went in and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
8Of clean animals and of animals that are not clean and of fowls and of every thing that moves upon the earth,
9there went in two by two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11¶ In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
12And there was rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13¶ In that same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered into the ark,
14they and every animal after its kind and all the beasts after their kind and every creeping thing that moves upon the earth after its kind and every fowl after its kind, every bird, every thing with wings.
15And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two by two of all flesh in which is the spirit of life.
16And those that went in went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him, and the Lord shut him in.
17¶ And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters multiplied and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
18And the waters prevailed and multiplied greatly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high mountains that were under all the heavens were covered.
20Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail, and the mountains were covered.
21¶ And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl and of beasts and of animals and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth and every man;
22all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life of all that was in the dry land died.
23And every substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man and cattle and the animals and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth, and only Noah remained alive and those that were with him in the ark.
24And the waters prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
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Chapter 7
God destroys people and animals
1Then the Lord said to Noah, ‘Go into the boat. Take your wife and family with you. I can see that you alone do what is right, among all the people on the earth.
2Take 7 of every different kind of clean animal. Take a male and a female together. Take 2 of every different kind of dirty animal. Take a male and a female together. 3Take 7 of every kind of bird. Take males and females. Do this so that they will have young ones. Then each different kind of animal and bird will continue to live on the earth. #7:3 Clean animals are the kinds of animal that God accepts as a sacrifice. Dirty animals are those that God does not accept. God told Noah to take more clean animals so that Noah could offer sacrifices to God. There would still be animals that remained to have young ones.
4In 7 days, I will cause rain to fall on the earth. It will rain for 40 days and 40 nights. In that way, I will destroy every living thing that I have made on the earth.’
5Noah did everything that God told him to do.
6Noah was 600 years old when the deep water covered the earth. 7Noah and his wife went into the boat. His sons and their wives also went in. They all went into the boat to be safe from the deep water. 8Pairs of clean animals and dirty animals came to Noah in the boat. Also, pairs of birds and pairs of all the living things that move across the ground came to him. 9Each pair was one male and one female. They all came to Noah in the boat. #7:9 God told the animals to go to Noah. Noah and his family obeyed God. God kept them all safe. Everything happened as God had said to Noah. 10After seven days had passed, God sent the deep water to cover the earth.
11When Noah was 600 years old, on the 17th day of the second month, streams of water came up everywhere from below the earth. Also, the water in the heavens poured down on the earth. 12Rain fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.
13On the day that the rains began, Noah and his wife went into the boat. Noah's 3 sons (Shem, Ham and Japheth) and their 3 wives also went in. 14With them was every different kind of wild animal and every different kind of farm animal. They also had with them every kind of living thing that moves along the ground, and every different kind of bird and other flying things. 15Pairs of every kind of animal that lived came to Noah and went into the boat. #7:15 The things that lived in the sea were safe in the deep water. See Genesis 1:21-25. 16Each pair was one male and one female. This happened in the way that God had told Noah. When they were all in the boat, the Lord shut the door.
17For 40 days, the water on the earth became deeper. The water lifted the boat high above the ground.
18The water became even deeper and completely covered the earth. The boat went safely on top of the water. 19More water came until it covered all the high mountains on the earth. 20The water still became deeper so that it was more than 6 metres higher than the tops of the mountains.
21As a result, everything that had lived on the earth now died. The birds, the livestock and the wild animals died. Every living thing that moved across the ground died, and so did all the people. 22Everything that had lived on the dry land died. Nothing could breathe any more. 23God destroyed everything that lived on the earth. He destroyed people, animals, living things that move across the ground, and birds. God removed them from the earth. Only Noah and his family, together with the animals that were in the boat, stayed alive.
24The deep water covered the earth for 150 days.